Waxwings (Four Photographs)

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Waxwings’ feathers are often so smooth you could be forgiven for thinking that they are out of focus. Fortunately that was not the case here. Waxwings like to perch high in the trees, and it’s not a terribly great perspective to shoot up at their beaks. Moving back and making them smaller in the screen is one option to cope with the latter problem. They travel in large groups and in 2016 we heard about large flocks but did not catch them in full flight, maybe this year. The B&W versions were an idea to show off the strength and attitudes of these birds.

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8 responses

  1. I like your site very much! The photos are great.
    Greetings Monika
    Monikasbeautifulhome.com

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    February 14, 2017 at 6:17 am

  2. We have been waiting for them to visit a favorite berry tree. One day it was bright red, 2 days later stripped bare. We missed them.

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    February 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

    • I keep missing the huge flocks people speak about we see a few together but not the dozens.

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      February 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

  3. There smoothness gives them an almost wooden or mahagony appearance.

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    February 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

  4. Lovely series!

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    February 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm

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